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Long Kraft, Short Verizon & Other Trades That Paid

Our traders are good but you knew that! Check out their latest picks that paid in a regular feature we call "Quicker Than The Ticker."

Gary Kaminsky

On January 13th veteran trader Gary Kaminksy suggested hanging up on the wireless carriers. “ShortVerizon and AT&T,” he said. “If interest rates are going up these stocks are going to be sell candidates.”

As it turned out hanging up on VZ and T was definitely the right call. Over the past 30 days shares of both names have tumbled.

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VZ
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T
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Karen Finerman

On January 29th the Chairwoman developed a craving for a Mac N Cheese play. “Kraft is a name that I like,” she said. “It’s a premiere company.”

Kraft turned out to be quite the tasty trade. Since Finerman said to get long shares are up about 5%.

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Guy Adami

On January 19th the Negotiator suggested betting against health care might be good for you. “For the risk takers out there, UnitedHealth is a name where you could get short,” he said.

As it turned out, betting against health care was a healthy move. Since Adami’s short call the stock has trended lower.

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Joe Terranova

On January 11th the Liquidator thought the aluminum trade had lost its shine. “I am a big time seller of Alcoa ,” he said. “I do believe Alcoa around $17 is overvalued.”

As it turned out, this aluminum trade went south around January 12th. In fact, since Terranova suggesting selling shares have tumbled nearly 20%.

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VANG SC VAL
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Now that’s Fast Money.




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Trader disclosure: On February 12, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (BTU), (NUE); Kaminsky Owns (LULU); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (MDY), (USO), (UNG); Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (CVS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GOOG); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (RIG); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (JPM); Finerman's Firm Owns (STJ); Finerman's Firm Owns (BSX); Terranova Owns (JPM), (RIMM), (IBM), (QCOM), (PALM), (GOOG), (EMC), (AAPL), (DELL), (MSFT); Terranova Is Long Oil Futures (Dec. 2010 Contracts, Dec. 2011 Contracts)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)

For Charles Kantor
Neuberger Berman Owns More Than 1% Of (EEQ)
Neuberger Berman Owns More Than 1% Of (VRSK)
Kantor's Clients And Kantor Own (V)
Kantor's Clients And Kantor Own (ENB)
Kantor's Clients Own (VRSK)

For Brian Kelly
Kelly Owns (FXE) Puts
Kanundrum Capital Is Short EURUSD
Kanundrum Capital Owns (JPM), (C), (VMW)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (NBG)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (EWA)

For Zachary Karabell
Karabell Owns (FCX)
Karabell Owns (FLR)
Karabell Owns (VALE)
Karabell Owns (CSCO)
Karabell Owns (SINA)
Karabell Owns (EWA)

For Mike Khouw
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (DELL)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (AAPL)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (GOOG)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (RIMM)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (INTC)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (IBM)
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (QQQQ)